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Halloween should be enjoyed by all ages

Lexi Wachal
October 15, 2015
Filed under Opinions

With Halloween festivities, there seems to be a clear line of things people can do at a certain age and things they can't. They can't go trick or treating, can't dress up past middle school, and can't go to haunted houses or watch scary movies. Of the two circumstances, being too young to celebrate is...

The power of what accepting compliments can do for you

Jamie Anderluh
October 7, 2015
Filed under Opinions

In the midst of the at-times-overwhelming high school environment, it's quite easy for confidence levels to dwindle. And as our confidence–or worse, our self-worth–falls to pieces, we begin to focus on our failures: an unimpressive first impression, a stressing school grade, an unfavorable performance. Often,...

Student explores faults of radical feminism

Colette Tangney
October 7, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Feminism, the past three-century-long campaign against patriarchy, has been constantly asserting itself into all aspects of life. As a female, I'm more than happy that our society has been slowly shifting towards a more egalitarian approach but with advocacy comes misconceptions. Take a modern day...

Students struggle to act independently

Danielle Eriksson, Editorial Board
September 24, 2015
Filed under Speak Up

I've been noticing more and more that there are many students who insist to be accompanied by friends while walking during passing periods. I wonder if this is because they don't want others to think they are friendless or because they have social anxiety and therefore don't feel like they can be independent....

Jobs offer students valuable experiences- continued

September 18, 2015
Filed under Online only, Opinions

If anything, the paychecks can make it worthwhile but building up a resume at a young age, even if the only things on it are a babysitting gig or experience at a business, is a valuable asset to have. In spite of all this, it's not a requirement that teenage jobs are boring. Setting up an internship...

Paying it forward

Paying it forward

Danielle Eriksson
September 4, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

Being surprised with someone's kindness of which they went out of their way to give forth can really make someone stop in their tracks and appreciate mankind. There are people whom make it a priority to do at least one good deed a day so that the idea of doing so can hopefully be passed along. This...

Cramming isn’t a reliable form of studying

Zoe Strozewski
September 4, 2015
Filed under Online only, Opinions

Tests and quizzes are almost a constant part of the high school experience. As all students know, these assessments are meant to test our knowledge of the information and skills we've been learning in class. So, one disappointing aspect of all of this is that because students are given so many tests,...

Netflix and chill

Eric Czarnota
September 2, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

When summer began I told myself I was going to use my Netflix account way more frequently. What ended up happening is I Watched a combined total of 10 episodes of some random T.V shows and maybe watched 2 movies, and I feel like I could have watched more if Netflix didn't have so many choices. When ...

‘Tiger Lily’ fails to capture realism

August 28, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

The new rendition of the popular children's story Peter Pan by Warner brothers is coming to theaters October 9, 2015. As the trailers came out for this movie though, a noticable change has been made. The character 'Tiger Lily', a native American has been cast with a white actress. Although, the producers...

Students should enjoy warm weather while it lasts

Kelly McCarthy
June 4, 2015
Filed under Speak Up

During the sometimes treacherous Chicago winters, complaints about the cold, snow, and ice are constantly heard. however, when spring rolls around and nice weather accompanies it, the appreciation isn't what it should be. If people are going to complain non-stop during the winter, then they should spend...

Steph Curry’s Daughter

Collin Mallers
June 4, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

Steph Curry's daughter, Riley Curry, has stolen Steph's limelight in the past couple of ‍post game interviews‍ and it is.... strange to say the least. ‍She screeches into the microphone and distracts the interviewers and interviewees from the game.‍ She is nearly 3 years old! She IS very cute,...

iPads in the classroom

June 2, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Technology and its use will forever be changing. District 214 has been trying to innovate the way that kids in schools learn, by issuing ipads to students. Next year, at Hersey High School, every single student will have their own iPad. I am all for technology, but when it comes to school, I think t...

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